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Developments in construction-scale additive manufacturing processes

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posted on 05.12.2011, 11:19 authored by Sungwoo Lim, Richard BuswellRichard Buswell, Thanh T. Le, Simon Austin, Alistair Gibb, Tony Thorpe
Additive manufacturing in construction is beginning to move from an architect’s modelling tool to delivering full-scale architectural components and elements of buildings such as walls and facades. This paper discusses large-scale additive manufacturing processes that have been applied in the construction and architecture arena and focuses on ‘Concrete Printing’, an automated extrusion based process. The wet properties of the material are critical to the success of manufacture and a number of new criteria have been developed to classify these process specific parameters. These criteria are introduced and key challenges that face construction scale additive manufacturing are presented.

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School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Automation in Construction

Citation

LIM, S., BUSWELL, R.A., LE, T.T,, AUSTIN, S.A., GIBB, A.G.F. and THORPE, T., 2012. Developments in construction-scale additive manufacturing processes. Automation in Construction, 21 (1), pp. 262-268.

Publisher

© Elsevier B.V.

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2012

Notes

This article was published in the journal, Automation in Construction [© Elsevier B.V.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2011.06.010

ISSN

0926-5805

Language

en